Golden, B.C., woman nearly hit by meteorite in her own home

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Ruth Hamilton was in a deep sleep last Sunday when she was woken up by the barking of her dog, the sound of her hitting the ceiling, and the feeling of debris on her face.

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The Golden, BC resident says she jumped out of bed to find out what had happened, and discovered a hole in her ceiling.

Hamilton says she called 9-1-1, and as she was talking to the operator, she turned on her pillow and saw a rock slipped between the two pillows.


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She says that when a police officer arrived to investigate, she initially suspected it was debris from a construction site on a nearby highway, and called to confirm.

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They told him that they had not seen an explosion, but that they had seen an explosion in the sky earlier that night, and concluded that it must have been a fragment of the October 3 meteor shower.

Aside from moving, Hamilton says he avoided any injuries, but plans to keep the cliff.

She says the insurance company has inspected the damage and is now focusing on fixing it.

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